Embark FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
What are the program requirements?

A:
In addition to completing and submitting the program application, you should have 2-7 years of work experience.
Q:
What's the time commitment?

A:
The program consists of six evening classes over the course of three months.
Q:
Where are the program sessions held?

A:
The first session takes place at New Memphis. Each session thereafter is held at a different location. You will receive a schedule at the first class.
Q:
How many people are in each cohort?

A:
Average number of participants is 30. Embark is an exclusive opportunity for the best and brightest, and space is limited.
Q:
What happens if I'm not accepted the first time around?

A:
We receive a lot of interest in Embark. Because of the high number applicants, we cannot accept all qualified candidates. However, we encourage you to re-apply if you aren't accepted the first time. We offer several cohorts a year.
Q:
What should I do if I can’t make it to a session?

A:
If you are unable to attend a session, you should contact calinda@newmemphis.org.
Q:
How do I stay connected to Embark?

A:
Post-graduation, we’ll make sure you have plenty of opportunity to remain part of Embark. The Embark Alumni Board hosts social, professional development, and service events throughout the year.
Q:
How can I join the Embark Alumni Board?

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There are several committees for you to join. Visit newmemphis.org/embark/alumni for more information and to complete a survey of interest.
Q:
How much does the program cost?

A:
While the actual value of Embark is over $2,000 per participant, we only collect a $300 administrative fee that is often covered by your employer. We do not want this fee to prevent any qualified applicants from participating and have built ways to support paying this amount. Please reach out to calinda@newmemphis.org to discuss these options.